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Jennifer Vanderbes

Biography

Jennifer Vanderbes

Jennifer Vanderbes is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship. Her debut novel, Easter Island, was translated into sixteen languages, and her essays and reviews appear in The New York Times and Washington Post. She lives in New York City.

Jennifer Vanderbes

Books by Jennifer Vanderbes

by Jennifer Vanderbes - Fiction, Historical Fiction, World War II Fiction

When 17-year-old Juliet Dufresne receives a cryptic letter from her enlisted brother and then discovers that he’s been reported missing in action, she lies about her age and travels to the front lines as an army nurse, determined to find him. One patient of hers in particular, a deserter awaiting court-martial, may hold the answer to her brother’s whereabouts --- but the trauma of war has left him catatonic.

by Jennifer Vanderbes - Fiction

It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling.